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Bromley: They Were Sharper Than Us

Posted by Ashley Brewer
Posted on Sun 28 Jan 2018
Posted in First Team

Shaun Tuton says he is pleased to be a FC Halifax Town player again, despite the team’s poor performance in a 3-0 defeat to Bromley this weekend.

The striker, on loan from SkyBet Championship side Barnsley until the end of the season, made his first appearance since re-signing for the club at Hayes Lane.

Talking to ShaymenTV following the encounter, he reiterated his joy at wearing a Halifax shirt again, before delivering his evaluation of the game.

‘I need to get some game time for myself, but I’m happy to be back,’ he began.

‘I was doing well at Halifax before I got my move to Barnsley so like I’ve said to other people, when you already know people at a club, it’s good to come back and get playing with them again.

‘It wasn’t one of my best performances, I think all around it weren’t a good performance.

Despite being able to hold on in a goalless first half, the game was won by Bromley in a space of 10 minutes in the second period.

Louis Dennis opened proceedings with a header for the hosts, before Josh Rees capitalised on two goalmouth scrambles to grab a brace.

Tuton was at a loss when it came to explain what exactly happened to the team, suggesting that the home side simply just had the bit between their teeth.

‘I don’t really know what to say [about what happened in the second half],’ he said.

‘They were just a little bit sharper than us, they just wanted it a little bit more.

‘Basically, that’s all I can say really, they have come out at 0-0 and they’ve wanted it more, they got the result they wanted.

There was confusion on and off the pitch for the third goal, when the referee had adjudged the ball to have crossed Sam Johnson’s goal line as the ball ricocheted off boots and posts

Tuton added that he also thought a player was offside in the build up to this event, but conceded that the team simply cannot blame refereeing errors for the defeat.

‘A couple of the goals, one was 100% offside, but you can’t make excuses, our performance was terrible,’ he explained.

‘[The third goal] was miles offside for one, and obviously they were saying it didn’t cross the line as well. I was up top, so I couldn’t really tell if it went in or not.

‘We didn’t get the result we wanted, it was just one of those games, we had a poor performance to be fair so we to just go onto Tuesday night and we will have to make it right.’

Watch the full interview with Shaun Tuton, Michael Duckworth and Town boss Billy Heath on Shaymen TV right now.

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